About the only thing that went right with the Star Wars prequels was the casting of Samuel L. Jackson as Mace Windu. The bald, purple light saber wielding Jedi master succeeded largely because there was no attempt to make him anything short of a pure Jackson caricature: He is Jules Winnfield with a shaved head and a laser sword.
The Lucas prequels themselves didn’t do much with Windu, but The Clone Wars animated spin-off took the proper cue and cast him as the ultimate Jedi bad ass… albeit voiced by a passable Samuel L. Jackson impersonator. The Clone Wars series was so successful that Lucasfilm is working even now at spinning it off into a new CGI animated series. And Jackson’s totally up for returning to the Windu role.
I wonder if this means we’ll see an appearance by Jackson’s Windu in the upcoming but delayed Star Wars live action series. It takes place between A New Hope and Revenge of the Sith — but that still leaves the possibility for Windu to return in spectral form. Jackson continues to age almost invisibly, and he always seems up for a return to the character.
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